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Fishing boat sinks off Mumbai, 14 rescued

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Two fishermen are still missing after a fishing boat sank off Mumbai coast early on Saturday, the Indian Coast Guard said here.

Fishing Boat ‘Dutta Sai’ from Mumbai with 16 crew members on board sank about 30 nautical miles West of Mumbai at around 4 AM due to bad weather and rough sea, it said.

Fourteen of the crew were rescued in the morning by the merchant ship MV Dependable, which was in the vicinity.

Coast Guard ship Samudra Prahari was sent to the area and a Coast Guard Dornier aircraft was launched from Daman to search for the remaining two fishermen who were yet to be found, according to the release.

ICGS Samudra Prahari took over all the rescued fishermen from MV Dependable, provided them first aid and food. Their condition was reported to be stable, it said.